From Assistant Vicar's Desk...
3803 Winter Creek ct.
Missouri City TX 77459
Marks of Disciple
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are at the end of this year summer season - a time of enjoying the outdoor, vacation and travel. But we remember that problems and precautions connected with the pandemic are still very much a part of our lives.
Church as the body of Christ is a community redeemed by Christ's blood, united by faith in Him and empowered by His spirit. It gives more empha-sis to mission activities which means that Gospel should be reach at every-where.
Jesus emphasis His vision in programmatic speech which was meant not merely for the economic growth, but a growth that is concentrated on "aam aadmie" that is the common man. People are in two kinds of bondages, political and religious. Religious bondage is more serious than the corrupt political order because there is chance to over through the political order. But religious bond-age is imposed "in the name of God" and people are frightened to act against it. Jesus the son of God came to set sons of man free from the both kinds of activities. God does not wants us to be His slaves, but He wants us to be His friends. "I do not call you servants any longer, but I have called you friends. (John 15:15)
Our church is a reformed church and also still give more emphasis to reformation. As a faith community which has to be reformed by the word of God. The dangerous situation of the spiritual community is that all are putting mask and hide their real identity.
A true righteous life with solid foundations on the words of Jesus will help us enter the kingdom. Otherwise, "blasting winds and torrential rains" of the attrac-tion of this world collapse our spiritual mansions. Righteousness or spiritually is growing in the word of God. It is not merely on intellectual growth alone, but an integral growth touching all dimensions of life.
Yours in His Ministry
Rev. Saji Albi